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Re: [Nmh-workers] some indexing results

From: Ken Hornstein
Subject: Re: [Nmh-workers] some indexing results
Date: Tue, 08 Feb 2011 14:36:55 -0500

>i think "show | patch" should work, but that's what isatty() is for.  one
>of my major surprises in mhshow is that it does not call isatty() to find
>out whether to default to -nopause, which show does for -nomoreproc.  i'd
>like to see MH go back to the point where most of the time it just does the
>right thing for interactive shell users and script writers are the ones
>overriding the defaults.  "show | patch" is an example of how we'd never
>automatically call "fmt" because isatty() would see that stdout is a pipe.

Makes sense to me.  When I had looked at it earlier, a very brief survey
suggested to me that most mail senders who did that actually set format=flowed
correctly, but I will admit that my survery was non-exhaustive (it was
only something like 3-4 messages :-) ).


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